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Rays 8, Nationals 3
Andy Sonnanstine gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and fanned five. (Brian Blanco/AP)
In a seven-run sixth inning, Ben Zobrist's three-run shot put the Rays ahead to stay and Gabe Gross' two-run blast provided some breathing room. Supporting Andy Sonnanstine's impressive 7 1/3-inning effort, Carlos Pena ripped his 20th homer.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (17-44)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 8, Washington 3   TB
Tampa Bay (33-31)
Won 4
June 13, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 7 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 X   8 12 2
Standings thru 6/13/09  |  Recap: WSH | TB  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Rays stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Guzman, C, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .324
Johnson, N, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .313
Zimmerman, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .314
Dunn, A, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .258
Dukes, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .253
Harris, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232
Kearns, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .207
Nieves, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259
  a-Patterson, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Hernandez, A, 2B 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .268
Totals 34 3 7 2 1 7 14  

a-Struck out for Nieves in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hernandez, A (7, Sonnanstine).
HR: Zimmerman (12, 1st inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Guzman, C; Johnson, N; Zimmerman 4; Dukes; Kearns; Hernandez, A 3.
RBI: Zimmerman 2 (42).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dukes; Patterson, C.
GIDP: Dunn, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Johnson, N (7, fielding).
DP: (Hernandez, A-Guzman, C-Johnson, N).
Pickoffs: Zimmermann (Upton, B at 2nd base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .213
Crawford, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .316
Longoria, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 2 3 .306
Pena, C, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 .234
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 1 3 0 2 2 .315
Burrell, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .246
Gross, RF 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .277
Hernandez, M, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .281
Brignac, SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .286
Totals 34 8 12 8 3 7 18  

BATTING
2B: Brignac (5, Zimmermann), Longoria (21, Colome).
HR: Pena, C (20, 4th inning off Zimmermann, 0 on, 0 out), Zobrist (13, 6th inning off Bergmann, 2 on, 0 out), Gross (4, 6th inning off Bergmann, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Upton, B; Longoria 3; Pena, C 5; Zobrist 4; Burrell; Gross 4; Hernandez, M; Brignac 4.
RBI: Pena, C (48), Zobrist 3 (38), Gross 2 (22), Longoria 2 (58).
2-out RBI: Longoria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Longoria; Pena, C.
SAC: Upton, B.
GIDP: Hernandez, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B 2 (22, 2nd base off Zimmermann/Nieves, 2nd base off Zimmermann/Nieves).
PO: Upton, B (2nd base by Zimmermann).

FIELDING
E: Gross (3, throw), Longoria (6, fielding).
DP: (Zobrist-Brignac-Pena, C).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zimmermann 5.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 5.37
Bergmann (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.0 4 5 5 1 0 2 6.91
Colome 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 8.00
Tavarez, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.44
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 5-6) 7.1 6 3 3 1 5 1 6.65
Choate 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.23
Isringhausen 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25
Cormier 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.04

Bergmann pitched to 5 batters in the 6th.

WP: Isringhausen.
Pitches-strikes: Zimmermann 92-64, Bergmann 18-10, Colome 33-22, Tavarez, J 18-11, Sonnanstine 92-66, Choate 4-2, Isringhausen 15-12, Cormier 1-1.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zimmermann 7-1, Bergmann 0-0, Colome 2-3, Tavarez, J 1-1, Sonnanstine 10-7, Choate 1-0, Isringhausen 0-1, Cormier 0-0.
Batters faced: Zimmermann 20, Bergmann 5, Colome 9, Tavarez, J 4, Sonnanstine 30, Choate 1, Isringhausen 3, Cormier 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 2-0, Cormier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:49.
Att: 30,586.
June 13, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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